Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education shall provide, pursuant to rules of the State Board of Education, individual instruction to students of legal school age who are not able to attend classes because of a physical or emotional handicap or illness.

Applications for individual instruction shall be made by a physician licensed to practice in this State and shall:

 A.certify the nature of the medical disability;

 B.state the probable duration of the confinement;

 C.request such instruction;

 D.present evidence of the student's ability to profit from an educational program.

Applications must be approved by Superintendent.

The District may provide home bound instruction only for those confinements expected to last at least three (3) weeks or more but exceptions may be made by the Superintendent as s/he deems advisable and so recommends.

The program of home bound instruction given each student shall be in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education with such exceptions as may be recommended by the physician. Teachers shall hold a Michigan teaching certificate appropriate for the level of instruction for which the assignment is made.

The District reserves the right to withhold home bound instruction when:

 A.the instructor's presence in the place of a student's confinement presents a hazard to the health of teacher;

 B.a parent or other adult in authority is not at home with the student during the hours of instruction;

 C.the condition of the student is such as to preclude his/her benefit from such instruction.

M.C.L.A. 388.1606, 388.1709